Trattamento delle viziose consolidazioni articolari del polso

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of malunited articular fractures of the wrist

G. F. Berzero, F. Benazzo, M. Bertolotti

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The malunited articular fractures of the wrist can be compatible with a good functionality. Surgical treatment is required only for directional defects of the distal radial epiphysis and for the alterations of the distal radio-ulnar joint. It will be carried out after considering such factors as age, job, functional deficiency, time elapsed from fracture. Younger and more active patients usually benefit from a wedge radial osteotomy, joined to bone graft. In the treatment of distal radio-ulnar lesions, the technique of Kapandji-Sauve gives better results than the resection of the ulnar head. In arthrosic painful outcomes, instead, palliative operations, such as denervation or arthrodesis, are indicated.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment of malunited articular fractures of the wrist
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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